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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

September Book a Day #1: Favorite Book(s) About Books

The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 84, Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde

I had a hard time picking just one, so I didn't.

 

Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader has Queen Elizabeth II becoming a voracious reader (blame her local bookmobile).

 

Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series features not only literary detectives, but jumping in and out of books, as well as footnoter phones, literary characters as detectives, and the characters of Wuthering Heights in anger management class.  (Note: read these in order or they will make no sense at all.)

 

Helene Hanff's 84, Charing Cross Road is a series of real letters exchanged between Ms. Hanff and the staff of a London bookshop from the 1940s through the end of the 60s, and is full of the love of books.